Waha oil field recover production to reach 75.000 bpd

The Waha field in eastern Libya has covered lost production to a 75,000-barrel-per-day (bpd) level as of Friday, according to a field engineer who spoke to Reuters on Friday.

Fighting between militia groups affiliated with a rival government and other violence had caused a linked pipeline to become damaged, hampering output since early March, when the field last produced at the current level. Waha’s total capacity is 120,000 bpd. OilPrice reported.

Waha Oil Co. is a joint venture between Marathon Co. Hess Corp. and ConocoPhillips.

Technical difficulties and unreliable infrastructure have jeopardized Waha’s operations in the past. Electric failures in the Waha and Diffa fields compromised 60,000 bpd of production at the location, a Libyan oil official said in November, according to the report.

On Monday, Libya National Oil Corporation (NOC) Chairman Mustafa Sanalla announced that the country has built its oil production up to 760,000 barrels per day and planned to go ahead with plans to expand production to 1.1 million bpd by August of this year.

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